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A Greater Manchester Site Manager from Barratt Homes has won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building.

Sean O’Regan, based at Hillside Central in Hattersley, has won this prestigious award for his work onsite, marking him down as the best in the UK.

Sean (39), has worked for the homebuilder for 21 years and has previously won 15 NHBC awards.

He said: “It’s fantastic to win another award but it’s not just me, it’s a team effort and the whole team contribute day in day out. I’ve worked for Barratt for 21 years, starting as an apprentice joiner and working my way up so I’m very grateful for the longevity with the company.”

Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in The Job Quality awards recognise the finest Site Managers from around the country.

In total Barratt Site Managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt has won more Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other housebuilder, showing its long-term commitment to building high quality homes.

Sean continued: “It’s a challenging and fast paced site and every day is different, that’s what I love. My favourite part of the role is starting a home and watching it progress to completion and knowing that customers have a great quality product.

“I would like to thank Barratt Manchester, my Assistant Site Manager, and all of the on-site team including all of the sub-contractors for all of their hard work.”

These awards, now in their 41st year, rate Site Managers against key criteria such as technical expertise, health and safety, consistency, leadership and attention to detail. The awards celebrate the vital role Site Managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on-time, on safe sites, and to the highest quality standards.

Every Site Manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from 11,000 entrants, showing how difficult they are to win.

These awards come off the back of a Barratt Homes Site Manager being crowned the overall winner in last year’s awards. Kirk Raine, Senior Project Manager, won the supreme award, the fifth time in the last six years that a Barratt Site Manager has won the top prize.

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director from Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. It also shows the long-term commitment we have to looking after our customers and making them happy. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”

There awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded five stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated five star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 12 years in a row.